Tag Archives: design futures

BDes(HONS) Design and Digital Arts

Awards: Graphic design

The winner of this years graphic design “best in show” category is final year student Scott Farquhar.

IMG_9272
Scott Farquhar (Right) after receiving best in show award

Scott won the award for his ingenious gender bending barbie fusion project. The project is an investigation into the stereotypes that drive children’s toys and how we approach them.

For more information on all the events going on at this years degree show visit us here

Films by Karlie Simmonds, Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Awards- Interior & spacial design award presented by Gordon Roy

Ahead of tonight’s best in show award for interior and spacial design, we caught up with guest judge Gordon Roy, associate director at Space solutions! Gordon joined the Space Solutions Edinburgh team from an Architectural background and leads the Design Studio with 10 years experience.

Gordon is also responsible for the management of a number of key client accounts and is committed to developing the growing business in the central belt through quality of service and innovative design.

We got Gordon’s thoughts on tonight’s event and the level of work produced by our students.

for more information on all  upcoming degree show events, visit us on our events page here

AWARDS- Product design graduate Fraser Hunter is steps ahead

The winner of this years degree show’s product design best in show award is graduate Fraser Hunter.

Fraser won the award for his revolutionary new shoe design that may change the lives of thousands of people. “Safi shoes” use recycled materials to protect the foot from a deadly disease known as Tungiasis, which is caused by the chigoe flea burrowing into the feet and laying eggs.

The disease is especially prominent in African communities where treatment is both expensive and difficult to reach. It is for this reason that Fraser created the Safi shoes to prevent the spread of the disease and help poor African communities.

We caught up With Fraser after receiving his award to see how he felt.

For more information on all of our graduates work and the events running throughout the degree show, visit us here

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Visit Edinburgh Napier University’s Graduate Showcase including work by BDes (Hons) Design & Digital Arts students.

Open now until the 31st of May

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Jack, who is from Coatbridge, is in his final year studying design and digital arts at Edinburgh Napier and has caused a bit of a stir online with his thought provoking miniature artwork.

http://edinburgh.stv.tv/articles/318717-napier-student-jack-proctor-from-coatbridge-snaps-the-small-world/

Jack will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

And so the show begins. Congratulations to Linwei Guo who won best in show for Design and Digital Arts.

Linwei will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Not again (.exe), Design and digital arts
Not again (.exe), Design and digital arts

‘Not again (.exe)’ by Jura McKay, is a nostalgic visual communication project that explores the sentimental value of past technologies by appropriating the visceral aesthetics and interactions of legacy interfaces.

Jura will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Strange Machines, Design and Digital Arts
Strange Machines, Design and Digital Arts

Strange Machines is a vision of hybridisation based upon research into possible futures, consciousness and transhumanism. We find artificial intelligence (A.I.) becoming more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives. When we think of A.I. our minds conjour up images of machines built in our own image. However, if we put aside our own vanity and the semiotics of popular culture, machines might just have the ability to be conscious. We might not be able to identify machine consciousness, or accept the possibility that it can exist. Nevertheless, we cannot rule out anything or live in an unconscious world of absolutes.

Graeme will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

The Golden Bird, Design and Digital Arts
The Golden Bird, Design and Digital Arts

Taken from the book the Grimm’s Fairytales “The Golden Bird” inspired the concept. for this project. The story is based on greed and consumption however focussed around a tree that grows golden riches. The quote “A certain king had a garden and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples.” Playing on the word “bore” this idea of having a reveal within the project will bring the story and revolutionise it into a modern time.

Rebecca will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Iain Dobie, Design and Digital Arts
Iain Dobie, Design and Digital Arts

A proposed transportation future, the intention through considering the relationship between analogue and digital automotive design and technologies is to generate an experiential platform to stimulate discussion. In particular it proposes responses to identified trends relating to the next generation of car users about how they will use their vehicles.

Iain will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

City Nest, Design and Digital Arts
City Nest, Design and Digital Arts

“City nest” is an urban campaign; it is based around a concept of information visualization based on the form of a world map. The interactive light installation involves the production of connected landscapes by its participants.

Its visual production maps wants, desires and adventures that explore how people in Edinburgh intend to or hope to ‘meet the world’. The aim of the project is to show the connection between the people based on the theme of journey.

Lei will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Li Shen, Design and Digital Arts
Li Shen, Design and Digital Arts

Digital shadow is a series of  digital projected graffiti installations in public spaces around the city of Edinburgh. This project has developed out of this growing concern for online security and privacy issues, aiming to inspire people to think about their attitude towards the potential problems of Internet.

Li will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Elan Tang, Design and Digital Arts
Elan Tang, Design and Digital Arts

The mediated mind explores into mental health and sensory awareness. The installation tells a story of a mind exposed to mental illness it represents the corruption and chaos of the mind but within that calmness and focusing can also be found.

Elan will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Martin Sweeny, Design and Digital Arts
Martin Sweeny, Design and Digital Arts

Through the use of projection mapping, Martin has created a room of generative visuals which are 100% reactive to music & sound.
This synaesthetic experience is an attempt to create engaging visual content that more closely resembles what is being heard.

Martin will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Jing Cao, Design and Digital Arts
Jing Cao, Design and Digital Arts

“Floating Layers” aims at promoting Chinese culture sharing, highlighting Chinese community and tries to create our own Chinatown in Edinburgh through the creative Chinese symbols swallow kite and opera mask, it also enhance the city image of Edinburgh. The project intend to fly kites above 20 roofs of Chinese shops, invite people to discover hidden Chinese culture, also allow people to interact with the Chinese mask sculptures and to explore them amid Edinburgh’s beautiful scenery.

Jing will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.